Wednesday 11 – Sunday 15 September 2024

Read. Write. Welcome

Write Around the Murray (WAM) is a five day writers’ festival in Albury. We present high quality, affordable literary programs to audiences on the border of regional NSW and Victoria.










free programs for
1,700+ students
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“Small but perfectly formed” Jason Steger, book editor Sydney Morning Herald & The Age

Authors who have appeared at WAM include some of Australia’s most beloved storytellers such as Kate Grenville (Man Booker Prize shortlister), Tony Birch (Patrick White award winner), Dr Clare Wright (shortlisted Prime Ministers Literary Award), Benjamin Law (award-winning Netflix and ABC screenwriter), Ursula Dubosarsky (former Australian Children’s Laureate) and Ellen van Neerven (shortlisted Stella Prize and winner multiple Premier’s Literary Awards).


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Dorothy Simmons Literary Lunch with Shirley Le

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Write Around the Murray hosts two major writing competitions every year for writers of all ages, the AlburyCity Short Story Award and the Barry Young River of Stories Competition.

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Re-entering the Dragon

Join us for a special screening of Bruce Lee’s final movie followed by a conversation with Siang Lu.

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About Write Around the Murray

Since 2007, Write Around the Murray has welcomed some of Australia’s best authors, illustrators and storytellers to the Albury Wodonga region. We host panel talks, literary workshops, poetry slams, theatre performances, art, historical and cultural tours and more.

WAM prides itself on being an affordable and accessible writers’ festival. Our priority to ensure our events are affordable and many are free.

Write Around the Murray is an AlburyCity signature event and is a part of the Albury LibraryMuseum team, supported by a volunteer WAM Committee. In 2024, Write Around the Murray welcomed a new festival director/coordinator, internationally-award nominated author, Aimee Chan.

Watch and listen

WAM 2023 - Drawing Inspiration: Sher Rill Ng, Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard
Wednesday 11 October 2023
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WAM 2023 - Deep in the Story: Debra Dank and Kathryn Heyman
Wednesday 11 October 2023
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